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Govt to hold urgent talks over Indonesia worker ban
Jul 14, 2022
The government is set to hold urgent discussions over Indonesia’s recent decision to temporarily ban its workers from entering Malaysia.
The HR Ministry says the discussion will be held immediately with the Home Ministry.
This, after the Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia said Indonesia had enforced the temporary ban due to allegations of a breach in the agreement signed between the two countries.
MEF: Indonesia worker ban will prolong labour shortage
The Malaysian Employers Federation has urged the government to address Indonesia’s decision to temporarily freeze the entry of its workers into Malaysia.
The MEF is concerned that the temporary ban will prolong the chronic labour shortages being faced by all economic sectors.
As such, it proposed that special approval be given to utilise available labour in the country, such as refugees and paroled prisoners, as a short-term measure.
Daily COVID-19 infections rise by over 1,500 cases
Malaysia reported a sharp rise in daily COVID-19 infections at 3,934 yesterday.
This is over 1,500 cases more than the previous day’s tally.
Meanwhile, 9 more fatalities were recorded nationwide, while recoveries stood at some 2,700.
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